The dispute between the the Football Association and the builders of the new Wembley Stadium has finally been resolved, paving the way for the venue to open for business next year.
But the FA has not confirmed that the 2007 FA Cup final will be staged at the £800m stadium.
The FA, Wembley National Stadium Limited (WNSL) and Multiplex have now settled all outstanding disputes regarding the project.
Multiplex Chief Executive Andrew Roberts said: “We are very pleased to have reached agreement with WNSL and The FA to put our past differences behind us and put all our joint efforts into completing Wembley Stadium at the earliest opportunity.”
FA chief executive Brian Barwick was also pleased that the stadium would soon be in use.
He said: “This agreement secures the process of getting the new Wembley Stadium up, running and open to the public. We look forward to staging major events at the stadium next year and consider this agreement with Multiplex to represent the beginning of the end of the construction phase.
“Everyone’s target is now to complete what will be the finest stadium in the world.”
WNSL chief executive Michael Cunnah added: “This is very welcome news for everyone involved with the stadium.
“This project was founded on the shared desire of WNSL and Multiplex to create a truly special stadium and it is very appropriate that we should enter the final stages of the project working together to get the stadium operational.
“Multiplex played an intrinsic part in getting this stadium project up off the ground and I am delighted to be working together to achieve our original vision.”